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Thomas Lewis

Birthplace: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Montgomery, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Fayette, Kentucky, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Lewis and Elizabeth Lewis
Husband of Elizabeth Payne and Elizabeth Lewis
Father of Alpheus Lewis; Nancy Garrard; Sarah Ann Lewis; Asa K Lewis; Stephen Douglas Lewis and 4 others
Brother of Jane Neilson; Sarah Lewis and Rachel Lewis

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About Col. Thomas Lewis

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A070147

Thomas Lewis (son of Stephen Lewis and Elizabeth Offutt) was born 08 May 1749 in Fairfax Co., Virginia, and died Sep 1809 in Fayette Co., Kentucky.He married Elizabeth Payne on 27 Oct 1773 in Fairfax Co., Virginia, daughter of Edward Payne and Ann Holland Conyers.

Includes NotesNotes for Thomas Lewis:

Col. Thomas Lewis, a Revolutionary soldier of Virginia, came with his wife and family to Fayette Co., Kentucky in 1780, and settled on a large farm three miles west of Lexington, and resided there until his death.He was one of the representatives from Fayette Co., when Clark Co., was formed and in conjunction with Hubbard Taylor, and James McMillan, who then lived in that part of Fayette Co., now embraced in Clark Co., and James Smith, of Bourbon, now influential in the creation of the new county, from Fayette andBourbon. He was also a member of the Convention at Danville that framed the first constitution of Kentucky in 1792 and was then elected to the first legislature of the State.The second year after the creation of Clark Co., he purchased the southhalf of the six thousand acre military survey and grant ofColonel Nathaniel Gist, on Stoner, Strode's, and Pretty Run Creeks, for which he paid only nine hundred pounds or forty-five hundred dollars in the money of that day, and now the tract would easily sell for three quarters of amillion dollars or more.This south half of the tract called for three thousand acres, but surveyed out five or six hundred acres more, as did many of the pioneer tracts.This Lewis tract was twelve hundred poles long and four hundred poles wide.It joined with the remainder of the Gist grant at the junction of the Pretty Run pike and ran withthe Winchester and Paris pike to the creek of that name and continuing the same course until it cornered with the James Stuart tract, at or near Dooley's scales and the present junction ofMiddletown pike and Grassy Licks pike.It then ran four hundred poles southeast to the Stephen D. Lewis corner, just east of Middletown pike and thence twelvehundred poles to or near the Sphar line and thence north to the beginning. No finer land could be found in Kentucky than was embraced in this and the Gist tracts. The tract was divided in 1829, among five of the heirs of Colonel Thomas Lewis, and Asa K. Lewis received five hundred acres, Douglas P. Lewis five hundred and sixty-five acres.Thornton Lewis five hundred and eighty acres. Stephen D.Lewis six hundred and ninety acres, and Alpheus Lewis one thousandacres, the preponderance of acreage being given to the latter on account of its largely embracing much of the hill country on Stoner that was not regarded so valuable as the remainderof the tract.Stephen D. Lewis in 1832, acquired a hundred and eighty-six acres from hisbrother, Douglas P. Lewis, and the latter sold the remaining three hundred and seventy-six acres to John Bean and moved to Bourbon county, where he was married.Colonel Thomas Lewis had in all thirteen children, the oldest son, Hector P. Lewis being given the home tract in Fayette county, and other children who reached maturity were given lands and property elsewhere.His oldest daughter, Nancy, married General James Garrard, of Bourbon county, a distinguished manin the history of Kentucky, a son of Governor James Garrard, twice governor of Kentucky.Sallie, the second oldest daughter married General Green Clay of Madison county.After General Clay's death, his widow married her brother-in-law, Jeptha Dudley, of Frankfort,who had before married her younger sister, Elizabeth Lewis. Colonel Thomas Lewis died in September 1809, at Olympia Springs in Bath county, having gone that far on an intended trip to Virginia on horseback.His children did not receive deeds to their property in this county under an order ofpartition until 1829, but had previously resided on the tracts which he had set apart for them. Will written April 25, 1809.Will probated October 1809. Fayette Co., Kentucky Wills, Book B, 1794-1818, OS Page 57. More About Thomas Lewis: Military service: Eleventh Virginia Regiment. More About Thomas Lewis and Elizabeth Payne: Marriage: 27 Oct 1773, Fairfax Co., Virginia. Children of Thomas Lewis and Elizabeth Payne are:+Thorton Lewis, b. 07 Jun 1794, Fayette Co., Kentucky, d. 12 Nov 1872, Winchester, Kentucky.

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Col. Thomas Lewis's Timeline

May 8, 1757
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
August 18, 1774
Age 17
Fairfax County, Virginia
Age 18
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
January 3, 1781
Age 23
Kentucky, United States
December 27, 1789
Age 32
Kentucky, United States
Age 34
Age 38
March 28, 1799
Age 41
Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Age 43
Age 46